by Brianna Crandall — November 11, 2016 — Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA and Australia’s commercial and institutional cleaning industry recently announced the launch of the ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo Australia, which will debut May 9-10, 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. This new dedicated expo experience is one of the first accomplishments resulting from the recent National Cleaning Suppliers’ Association (NCSA) merger into ISSA.
Following the merger, ISSA asked Australian industry leaders what was most needed in the market, and a single exhibition experience was resoundingly requested. This led to an agreement between Interpoint Events and Intermedia, owner of Australia’s leading cleaning and hygiene trade publication, INCLEAN magazine, and ISSA to consolidate and replace the previously competing AUSCLEAN Pulire and CleanScene shows in the region. Interpoint’s partner AFIDAMP, owner of the Pulire brand of events, also supports the combined expo.
The positive industry response to the consolidation — from a wide range of stakeholders — has been “overwhelming,” says ISSA. Now the industry can focus efforts and plan for one annual event that will rotate between the country’s two major cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
ISSA and Interpoint will jointly own and collaboratively administer and promote the event to all end-user buyers, including building service contractors, contract cleaners, carpet and restoration technicians, and in-house service providers working in healthcare, hospitality, retail, government, industry and education. Firms already contracted into the AUSCLEAN Pulire 2017 event will be seamlessly transferred to the new expo, notes ISSA.
The ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo is expected to be a major go-to event, reflecting the same ethos demonstrated at other worldwide ISSA shows. The expo will be complemented with a robust seminar and workshop program, networking opportunities, and co-located events such as the Safety First Conference and Expo and National Manufacturing Week, featured at the ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo 2017.
ISSA and partners says they will keep the industry fully informed as the new event’s program develops, through the trade publications INCLEAN Australia and INCLEAN New Zealand, as well as the e:clean e-newsletter. ISSA says this is just the first step of many that the organization will take to reinforce its new local commitment to the Oceania region.